Good morning, Brewbies, and welcome to Olympic Opening Ceremony Day!
Alison Bechdel is profiled in The New York Times “By The Book” column this week. She talks about what she’s currently reading (Jeanette Winterson‘s memoir), what book made her want to write (Harriet the Spy), and her fantasy of time-traveling with Jane Austen:
Lady Gaga is set to make her feature film acting debut in Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete Kills. Paying Lady Chameleon, about whom little is known except that she’s probably a shape-shifter, Gaga joins a star-studded cast including Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Zoe Saldana, and Sofia Vergara. The second film in the Machete trilogy will hit theaters next year.
Pink has debuted the music video for her new song “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” from her forthcoming album The Truth About Love.
I’m not sure why people are calling it her “comeback single.” My iPod seems to think she never left.
Remember when Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll defended herself against allegations that she had a lesbian affair by saying “black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that”? Well, she’s really sorry about saying something so ridiculous, especially now that she knows how angry she made her LGBT constituents. In a written apology to Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith, which she read over the phone, Carroll said:
Target has released a new same-sex wedding registry advertisement and it’s pretty darn adorable.
Here’s hoping they follow it up with one for the gay ladies soon!
Speaking of same-sex wedding victories, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos happily handed over 2.5 million(!) dollars to back a ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage in Washington state. Says The Atlantic Wire:
Finally, kick off your weekend with this PBS-sanctioned Bob Ross remix. It’ll make you smile, I promise.
Have a beautiful weekend, friends. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be parked in front of NBC’s Olympics coverage every hour of every day.